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Friday, October 24, 2014

35 comments on “Knicks vs T-Wolves Open Thread

  1. BigBlueAL

    So far in the 2nd quarter the Knicks have allowed 4 3’s and Nate is going 10 feet underneath any screen. I mean I dont expect these guys to play D like the 93 Knicks, but this is ridiculous.

  2. italian stallion

    The defense is pathetic (what else is new), but they aren’t even moving the ball well like they were early in the season. If they don’t come back and win this, it could be the beginning of a serious death spiral. If you can’t beat Minnesota at home in a semi must win situation, it’s hopeless.

  3. David Crockett

    If they Knicks lose this game, this loss would be worse than anything during the Isiah era.

    Not sure I can go all the way there with you. Even the worst NBA teams will beat other bad teams from time to time. It’s not that uncommon.

  4. BigBlueAL
    If they Knicks lose this game, this loss would be worse than anything during the Isiah era.

    Not sure I can go all the way there with you. Even the worst NBA teams will beat other bad teams from time to time. It’s not that uncommon.

    Yeah I know I was exaggerating a bit obviously, but this is honestly embarrassing.

  5. David Crockett

    I see we are back the the mindless double-teaming of the post and over-collapsing on penetrators to leave the three point shot wide open.

  6. BigBlueAL

    I see we are back the the mindless double-teaming of the post and over-collapsing on penetrators to leave the three point shot wide open.

    Thats a great point. I mean their offense is predicated on shooting 3’s, yet they play D as if giving up an open 3 is great strategy because its an impossible shot to make. This was a good strategy of playing D in the mid-80’s when teams didnt make 3’s, but its laughable that a team which believes in shooting as many 3’s as possible literally allows more open 3’s than they take themselves!!

  7. italian stallion

    I surrender. I can’t watch this team anymore. Someone let me know when Gallinari is back so I have reason to pay attention.

  8. italian stallion

    How do you get blown out by the worst team in the NBA right now, at home, rested, and in a must win situation?

    D’Antoni must want to shoot himself.

  9. BigBlueAL

    I guess the Knicks never saw McCants play in college. Or last season when he actually had a pretty decent season. Heck, maybe they should try to acquire him since he would be a perfect fit for D’Antoni’s system.

  10. jon abbey

    awesome, good call for me to skip this one.

    seriously, guys, this is a 25 win team right now. Duhon is already at least somewhat burnt out, and it’s still December. continually going with six and seven man rotations will exhaust any team pretty quickly, and we’re pretty undertalented to begin with.

    hopefully Curry looks good when he’s back and can be moved at some point, hopefully Gallinari shows something this year, and hopefully Chandler starts looking good again. but we’re not going to be winning many games, so ratchet down your expectations accordingly.

  11. d-mar

    awesome, good call for me to skip this one.
    seriously, guys, this is a 25 win team right now. Duhon is already at least somewhat burnt out, and it’s still December. continually going with six and seven man rotations will exhaust any team pretty quickly, and we’re pretty undertalented to begin with.
    hopefully Curry looks good when he’s back and can be moved at some point, hopefully Gallinari shows something this year, and hopefully Chandler starts looking good again. but we’re not going to be winning many games, so ratchet down your expectations accordingly.

    Do you really believe the Knicks will go 14-40 the rest of the season? That’s a little extreme.

    As erratic a shooter as Q is, we missed him badly on the defensive end. And Jared Jeffries may be the worst offensive player in the NBA, he should not touch the ball when the Knicks are on offense.

    A lot of the “feel good” has left the building in the last few weeks, and rightfully so.

  12. jon abbey

    “Do you really believe the Knicks will go 14-40 the rest of the season? That’s a little extreme. ”

    I do, that’s a similar winning percentage to what they’ve done so far in December (3-9). I think we’ve already seen the best ball we’re going to see from this team this year, and most other teams will only get better as the season progresses. if any of the things I mention above happen (Curry, Gallinari, Chandler), then our prospects are better, but as it is, I’ll be surprised if we win 30 games.

  13. italian stallion

    the good news is that we gained a half game on Boston in the last two days. :)

    Boston losing to Golden State in Golden State after a tough emotional loss to the Lakers is almost as bad at the Knicks losing to Minnesota at home in a must win situation.

    It should have been obvios Golden State was going to win though, Crawford wasn’t playing. That had to be worth 5 points alone. ;-)

  14. d-mar

    Yeah, I think Boston’s in deep trouble. Time to fire the coach and make a bunch of trades.

    Will be interesting to see how the Knicks play tomorrow, the boo birds will definitely be back in action if they lay another egg.

  15. jon abbey

    some good quotes from D’Antoni in today’s Post:

    “D’Antoni indicated he may tinker with his strategy.

    “We’ll think about it,” he said. “We’ll change things up, different rotations, play a longer bench. Did I run them into the ground? I’ll factor all that in and come up with a game plan.” ”

    indeed you did, Mike, but tough to blame you too much since the rest of your bench is worthless.

    more here:

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/12282008/sports/knicks/here_we_go_again__knicks_in_crisis_mode_146186.htm

  16. italian stallion

    One of the beat writers made the case that the Knicks are NOT really worn down as much as people are saying (other than perhaps Duhon and Harrington) because no one else is playing more than low to mid 30s minutes which is PAR for a starter. I would argue that you can probably throw Chandler into that mix because he’s playing so many more minutes than last year and he’s a rookie.

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